From Cur­tis to Len­non

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Hav­ing charted the rapid rise and early demise of Joy Di­vi­sion singer Ian Cur­tis in Con­trol, screen­writer Matt Green­halgh is work­ing on Nowhere Boy, based on Ju­lia Baird’s book, Imag­ine This: Grow­ing Up with My Brother, John Len­non. The syn­op­sis from the UK Film Coun­cil claims it sheds new light on Len­non’s early years: “Raised by his aunt, John grows up un­aware that his real mother lives just around the cor­ner. They are re-united and she in­tro­duces him to the world of rock’n’roll. A painful strug­gle erupts be­tween the two women, and tragedy strikes, pro­pel­ling John into The Bea­tles, full of love, long­ing and pain.”

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